Tomorrow see the Star Wars Celebration event taking place in Anaheim, California
“What the hell is Star Wars Celebration?” I hear you ask.
For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be officially live streamed to a worldwide community of fans on StarWars.com, all powered by Verizon.
Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kickoff panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.
Verizon and StarWars.com will deliver 30-plus hours of live streamed content following Thursday’s Celebration kickoff, featuring over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga. Additionally, StarWars.com and Verizon will be live streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards; the Smuggler’s Bounty radio drama; EA’s new Battlefront videogame; and several other exclusive Celebration events that might otherwise be missed by members from Star Wars’ global fan community.
Yes, that’s right, footage of Star Wars: Battlefront will be live streamed at the event. I for one am very excited to see what it looks like, and I’m sure a lot of you are too. I know that Battlefront is on a lot of peoples ‘most anticipated’ games lists, and for good reason as it has the potential to be pretty amazing.
The actual event kicks off later today (16th) at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California, but for me the most interesting part is seeing Battlefront which will be shown on the 17th at 10:30 AM PDT, which is 6:30 PM to us UK people.
How much of the game will be shown? Well an update on the Star Wars website gives us a little info.
Join the talented team from DICE as they give fans their first look at Star Wars Battlefront and debut the official reveal trailer for this highly anticipated game. Learn how unprecedented access to the Lucasfilm archives and the award-winning Frostbite technology is helping to create an immersive experience that is truly ‘most impressive.’ DICE will also show fans how Star Wars Battlefront will give them the chance to live out their epic Star Wars battle fantasies.
You can read more about the event here.
Also throughout the week EA have been slowly teasing an image from the game. The image is now complete and it’s been pretty clear for a while that it shows a Stormtrooper, people hoping for something else right at the last minute have been left slightly disappointed. But hey, it’s something… I guess.